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Often children dream of how glamorous it would be to become a Firemen and no one ever tells them of the danger. This is only acceptable because they are ignorant children and it is good for them to "dream" .

But when adults continue to remain ignorant of the dangers and dream of being heroes so take unnecessary risks in order to be respected by others, or officers who desire to be "leaders of men"  instead of accepting the fact that they are never in command when they achieve rank, but only in charge, like a parent is never in "command" of their family, they are only responsible for those they are blessed to have in their lives, then it is time to weed out the childlike adults who refuse to realize that officers are simply "responsible" for their actions and the lives of those they are assigned to guide, teach and protect.

In order to stop the needless L.O.D.D's our profession reports in ever greater numbers every passing year, in spite of all the new technology in advanced PPE design and the new knowledge of the threats today's Firemen face, it must be taught that there is no place for "childish" beliefs and irresponsible behavior by those whose whole reason for being in public service is to feel better about themselves or "catch the eye" of a love interest. 

Know that all who watch this video and believe that this was "exciting" and are moved to want to be like this guy need to be counseled and possibly removed from their department. Because this type of mind set is dangerous for them and everyone who is assigned to team with them.

You only do this because you are trained to do it, and you can fight your  instinct to run away. Always you should hope this never happens so you never have to face this danger. Always you must be afraid, as fear is a sign of intellect, and there is no place in this profession for stupid people who put personal self esteem building in front of duty and responsible actions.

Understand this fact also, the Fireman in this video needs to learn to use a wider stream because you do not "knock fire over" with water, you remove one of the needed components for low temperature fire to sustain itself,.. oxygen.

A wide stream accomplishes this more effectively combined with a sweeping motion from side to side as well as up and down. Try this on your next practice burn exercise to realize for yourselves that a pattern as wide as 4 feet when the nozzleman is 6-10 feet from the burn is much more effective. 

                                     WATCH THIS VIDEO AND LEARN 



 

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